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FinScope MSME Survey Eswatini 2017 Report

The Government of Eswatini has been working towards the development of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. This is clear from the SMME Policy (2009), Micro Finance policy, Financial Sector Development Implementation Plan, Financial Sector Development Strategy and National Financial Inclusion Strategy. This report is prepared to provide insight into the Eswatini MSME […]

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Cambodia MAP Diagnostic 2017 Report

MAP Cambodia represents a partnership between National Bank of Cambodia, UNCDF, FinMark Trust, Cenfri and the National Institute of Statistics for the Development of a Strategic Framework for Financial Inclusion in Cambodia. The National Bank of Cambodia is the Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group on Financial Inclusion Strategy Formulation (IMWG-FISF) which govern the MAP […]

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FinScope Togo Financial Literacy 2018 Dashboard (French)

Pour que les Togolais adultes puissent tirer le meilleur parti des ressources financières disponibles, ils doivent comprendre ce qu’est un produit ou un service financier, les possibilités qu’il ouvre, comment l’utiliser et comment en bénéficier. De même, les caractéristiques d’une personne, ses perceptions et son comportement influent sur sa capacité à s’intéresser à un produit […]

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Madagascar MAP Roadmap 2018 – 2022 Report

This roadmap document is produced as part of a series of documents in the Making Access Possible (MAP) Madagascar initiative. MAP Madagascar has been rolled out under the guidance of the MAP steering committee chaired by the Treasury department of the Ministry of Finance and Budget. The steering committee includes representatives from government, regulators, private […]

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Madagascar MAP Diagnostic 2017 Report

Making Access Possible (MAP) is a multi-country initiative to support financial inclusion through a process of evidence-based country diagnostic and stakeholder dialogue, leading to the development of national financial inclusion roadmaps that identify key drivers of financial inclusion and recommended action. Through its design, MAP seeks to strengthen and focus the domestic development dialogue on […]

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#BlackFriday blues!

we buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like”. This holds particularly true for financially stressed South African consumers. A famous quote by Dave Ramsey states “we buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like”. This holds particularly true […]

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Closing the gap between uptake and usage of financial produc...

Why is it that 80 percent of bank account holders in Madagascar only use their accounts once a month or less?What makes the parents of a child requiring unforeseen medical treatment in the DRC choose to approach their mutualitée(a local form of informal mutual aid society) for a loan despite access to a microfinance institution or local bank?If […]

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The joy of mobile survey design

Written by Shirley Jeoffreys-Leach. Shirley is a researcher within the data team at the insight2impact (i2i) data facility. I designed a mobile survey today and really enjoyed it. You might be thinking: of course it is satisfying, it is easy. But that really isn’t the case. Mobile surveys, and in this case SMS mobile surveys, require a different approach, […]

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FinScope Togo Financial Literacy 2017 Dashboard (English)

Understanding what a financial product or service is, what it offers, how to use it, how to benefit from it is a necessary requirement for Togolese adults to make best use of available resources. Similarly, an individual’s characteristics, perceptions and behaviour influences his ability to engage, take-up and utilise a financial product. However, influencing an […]

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FinScope Togo Clean Energy 2017 Dashboard (French)

L’énergie propre (dite aussi verte ou renouvelable) est pressentie comme la meilleure alternative pour développer l’énergie destinée à la cuisson et à l’éclairage dans les foyers togolais. Cependant, la capacité à garantir l’accès à des sources d’énergies renouvelables dépend de l’aptitude des ménages à accéder à de meilleures modalités de financement. Le coût initial d’accès […]

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FinScope Togo Clean Energy 2017 Dashboard (English)

Clean (or green or renewable) energy is tipped as the next best option to advance energy for cooking and lighting within Togolese households. However, the ability to secure the renewable sources of energy are dependent on households’ capability to make better financial arrangements. As it well known that the cost of renewable energy is high […]

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FinScope Togo Agriculture 2017 Dashboard (French)

De manière générale, l’agriculture est un secteur à forte intensité de main d’oeuvre. C’est particulièrement le cas au Togo, où 51 % des ménages sont impliqués dans des activités liées à l’agriculture. La plupart des ménages agricoles se trouvent dans la région des Plateaux (34 %) et dans la région Maritime (22 %). Sans surprise, […]

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FinScope Togo Agriculture 2017 Dashboard (English)

Agriculture is a labour intensive industry generally. This is extremely relevant for Togo as 51% of all households are involved in agricultural related activities. Most farming households are located in Plateaux (34%) and Maritime respectively. As expected, the farming households are spread across the traditionally rural regions. In order to improve the lives of these […]

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FinScope Burkina Faso Youth 2017 Dashboard (English)

A large proportion of youth (70%) live in rural areas with 30% living in urban areas. Slightly more seniors live in rural areas suggesting a slightly higher proportion of the youth migrate to urban areas than seniors. The highest population of youth are in the Central (20%) and Central-East (10%) regions. A larger proportion of […]

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